Salisbury Police to improve crime measurement and reporting
SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury Police Department has announced that it is improving crime measurement and reporting.
SPD says it is proud to begin participating in the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). As the new national data collection standard, NIBRS captures details on victims, known offenders, relationships between victims and offenders, arrestees, property, and drugs involved in crimes for up to 10 offenses within an incident. This will represent a substantial shift in the way SPD reports crime.
SPD is changing how information on victimization and offending is collected and reported in order to meet federal data standards, improved operations, and better inform the public about the nature of crime in the city.
Transitioning to NIBRS will enable the Salisbury Police Department to give context to specific public safety problems. Officers will now be allowed to provide the community with in-depth information about victimization and offending.
SPD will begin reporting NIBRS-compliant crime data today, March 1st.